Middle English Dictionary Entry

tǒurnement n.
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1.
(a) An exercise in the medieval martial arts, engaged in by knights, usu. mounted, and used to demonstrate prowess or hone skills; (b) a test or demonstration of physical skill;—used of the Olympic games; (c) a spiritual battle; (d) a dispute, debate; (e) the challenge faced in a tournament; also fig.